Being a newscaster is high pressure, reading the news live every day and knowing that if you slip up it’ll be there for the internet to see.
And that’s exactly what happened to Brianna Clark, an anchor on Kentucky’s WPSD, who badly mangled the name of Deidre Mengedoht, a Louisville police officer who was killed in a Christmas Eve car crash.
Where her very off-the-mark pronunciation came from is a mystery — a painful, cringe-inducing mystery. But it’s very unfortunate timing.
The Louisville Police Department has launched a fundraiser to benefit Officer Mengedoht’s 9-year-old son here.